Northrop Grumman Mechanical Technician 1 in Gilbert, Arizona
Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today!
The Space Integration and Test team in Gilbert, Arizona is seeking 3 Mechanical Technicians to perform a variety of duties assisting mechanical engineers in the development of mechanical and electromechanical engineering designs, tests, fabrications, modifications, assemblies and components. Drafts detailed drawings for fabrication. Devices, fabricates, and assembles new or modified mechanical components or assemblies. Sets up and tests complete prototype units and subassemblies under operational conditions. Analyzes data and recommends modifications to components or test procedure to meet desired specifications.
The selected candidate will work as a Mechanical technician on the integration of Northrop Grumman Spacecraft as assigned and must be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance. The candidate will acquire necessary skills on-the-job under the tutelage of senior level technicians and engineers. The candidate should be able to support mechanical leads and engineers with the installation of extremely fragile space flight hardware onto space vehicles and additionally have the ability to proactively identify issues, escalate to appropriate channels, and suggest solutions to engineering for review. The desired candidate should have leadership skills, organizational skills, personal skills, and a strong follow-through "can do" attitude. The selected candidate will be required to support spacecraft and spacecraft subsystem assembly and test. Manufacturing experience and certifications with flight wire harnessing, flight soldering, and epoxy bonding/application required. Experience with MLI - Thermal Blanket installation desired. In addition, the selected candidate must be flexible with work schedules, willing and able to work off shifts, weekends, overtime, and travel for launch campaigns. Occasional short term projects with travel may be required.
*High School diploma or equivalent with the desire to learn Mechanical Space engineering
US Citizenship required
Willing to work off shifts, weekends, overtime, and travel for launch campaigns
Mechanical Aerospace or Aeronautics experience is highly desired
Solumina MES, TipQA, Windchill, CREOView, and Spacecraft processing knowledge preferred.
*Experience with critical/hazardous operations a plus.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
-Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
-Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
-Paid Time Off
-Health & Wellness Resources
This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Category : Technical Support